"WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS [ON YOUR PERSON]
BETWEEN YOUR HANDS?"
THE PROPHETS WHO
"BECOME ASHAMED" AND WHY. (Zech 13:4-6).
The pronouncements of Jehovah in Zechariah
12:1 to 14:21 are addressed to spiritual "Israel". They are
certainly not addressed to those in Christendom.
Zechariah 13:8 reads: "And it must occur in all the land".
This "land" is spiritual "Israel" today. The
prophets who "will become ashamed" are those whose prophecies are
proven false, and so no longer wear an "official garment" for the
purpose of deceiving. What prophesying
they do will be from themselves, "one of his vision", but it
will not be from God. (13:4). Such ones act
as visionaries for the purpose of deceiving people in the "land"
of spiritual "Israel". Although they may not claim
to be prophets, they have prophesied falsely in the Name of
Jehovah in "houses" of their "intense lovers", and
are proven to have done so, for it is on record. (13:3). When the
falsehood of a prophet is revealed, he will insist: "'I am no prophet"
(denying his works). "I am a man cultivating the soil" (not
of the "seed" of God.
1 John 3:9), "because an earthling man himself" (not
God) "acquired me from my youth on'" (acquired as a lover
of apostate teachings). To these false prophets occupying the
"land" of spiritual "Israel" will be said
in spirit: "What are these wounds [on your person] between your hands?"
(in their hearts). And his spirit will tell why he deceived:
"Those with which I was struck in the house of my intense lovers"
("lovers" acquired for himself rather than of God).
The "wounds" of shame they will
feel in their hearts is for having prophesied falsely to gain a "house"
of "intense lovers". They will receive "wounds"
from their "intense lovers" because they have betrayed them
with false prophecies. They and their "lovers" will suddenly
realize they do not belong to the House of Jehovah, but to the "house"
of the false prophets they loved for their apostate teachings. By visioning
falsely for their own benefit, these men acquired "intense lovers"
for themselves. (See Pages 817 & 820
concerning the "two parts" to be cut off).
THE IDENTITY OF THE PROPHETS WHO
WILL "BECOME ASHAMED". (Zech 13:4-6).
While accurate knowledge of our Heavenly
Father's Holy Word contains irrefutable detail as to His Will for men and women,
those men wishing to acquire "intense lovers" for themselves
deceive their "lovers" by interpreting the Will of God falsely. Scripturally speaking:
are occupying the "land"
"Israel". (12:1 &
(people who love the 'rewards' of belief in deceptive apostate teachings).
will feel ashamed when prophesying their own
(prophesying after accurate knowledge has exposed their false teachings).
(from their followers).
will no longer wear a prophet's
(instead wearing ordinary clothing).
false prophets and their spirit of uncleanness will pass out of the
"VISIONS" OF THEIR "HOUSE"
OCCUPYING THE "LAND" TODAY:
The appointment of unsealed men as
Recommending unsealed men as
by letter. Appointing unsealed men as
by proxy. Refusing to administer Jehovah's disciplines, assigning them to
Christendom. Falsely teaching 'The Princes Are Here!' (1975 JW Yearbook). Allowing women to teach and exercise authority over men. Allowing women to
attend congregations and pray without headcoverings. Tolerating
"that woman Jezebel". Fulfilling the book of Malachi. Apostate translation of Revelation
19:10. (See Pages 777 to 823 for details).
(Cont. on Page 824B).